Prof.. Dr. Freud
the 3 January 1914 Vienna, IX. Berggasse 19
D [crossed] Cher Ami,
The D [crossed] should show you that I just wrote to Jones. I knew nothing of the proposal he had made you, write an article on the symbolism for the Jahrbuch It seems to me that you only, among the great, are represented by any original contribution. The only excuse for this omission is that we must not let us bleed for this and only forum that Zeitschrift still needs a great care ; but it would still be more impressive if you could appear here too, what you want, naturally. The symbolism is perhaps not yet quite ripe.
I finished the Moses 2, but still, I do not know why you protested so strongly against my anonymity 3. Following, it will, or rather it will, the narciss.[name] more subjective and history of the movement [psy alpha]4, both for Jahrbuch. I'm fine and I'm easily the routine work.
I hope that nose job you did good. Today, I get to work with Loe, more vigorously.
I say cordially : "Happy New Year",
* Freud planned to begin his letter with "Dear", English.
- See 446 Iron and notes 1.
- "The Moses of Michelangelo"; see 327 F and notes 8.
- The work was published anonymously in Imago (1914, 3, 15-36), with the following remark : "Writing has not refused this contribution, stricto sensu, does not match the program, because the author, connu d'elle, is close circles and analytical way of thinking still shows some resemblance to the psychoanalytic method. »
Freud écrit à Edoardo Weiss, the 12 IV 1933 : "My relationship with this work are much like those that could have a love child. (…) It was only much later that I have not legitimated the child analytic ", Correspondence 1873-1939, p. 452.
4, Freud, 1914c, "On Narcissism", trad. J. Laplanche, in Sexual Life, 1969, pp. 81-105, and 1914d : "Contribution to the history of the psychoanalytic movement", trad. S, Jankélévitch, in Five Lectures on Psychoanalysis, 1973, pp. 69-155.